Mire Mire, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mired} (m[imac]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Miring}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To cause or permit to stick fast in mire; to plunge or fix in mud; as, to mire a horse or wagon. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence: To stick or entangle; to involve in difficulties; -- often used in the passive or predicate form; as, we got mired in bureaucratic red tape and it took years longer than planned. [PJC]

3. To soil with mud or foul matter. [1913 Webster]

Smirched thus and mired with infamy. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • mired — [miʀɛd] n. m. ÉTYM. Av. 1976; mot angl., de mi(cro) re(ciprocal) d(egree). ❖ ♦ Photogr. Unité de température de couleur, égale à l inverse d un millionième de degré Kelvin (1 mired = ). || Le mired est utilisé en photographie pour évaluer le… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • mired — [maıəd US maırd] adj [not before noun] literary 1.) stuck in a bad situation and unable to get out or make progress mired in ▪ a government mired in scandal and controversy 2.) stuck in mud or covered in mud …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Mired — Farbtemperatur in K Farbtemperatur in Mired …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • mired — adjective entangled or hindered as if e.g. in mire the difficulties in which the question is involved brilliant leadership mired in details and confusion • Syn: ↑involved • Similar to: ↑encumbered …   Useful english dictionary

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